Rosana is a Portuguese variant of Roxanne. Roxanne originates in Persian language and means "star of magnificence". It is an English variant of the name Roxana or Roxane. Roxana was the wife of Alexander the Great and was eventually assassinated. The name Roxanne was popularized by a song of the same name by The Police in 1978. She was also a main character in Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand.